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Toukiden: The Age of Demons
31 March 2014
Summary: Originality is a pretty hard thing to come by, and ideas don't just materialize out of thin air. They're a patchwork of experiences lifted from our surroundings, filtered, and diffused back out into the world. Many of us hide the stitching of our subliminal thievery, as we pull together material and create pastiches that are uniquely our own. Some openly celebrate their influences.
Conclusion: There's a few things here that make Toukiden: Age of Demons worth checking out. Whether or not you'll want to stick around depends on whether or not you need to scratch that Monster Hunter itch. If you do, bring some friends; it'll make the experience a lot better.
Excerpt: Toukiden: The Age of Demons is a hunter game with a strong focus on co-op multiplayer. It's steeped in Japanese lore and uncompromisingly Japanese in everything from its presentation to its gameplay design. It is not the type of game that has wide appeal, but for the patient gamer accustomed to hacking and slashing with oversized swords it can be a real treat.
Toukiden: The Age of Demons Review – PlayStation Vita
3 March 2014
Excerpt: Toukiden is an entirely new IP from Omega Force, the developers behind the long-storied Dynasty Warriors franchise. Equally loved and hated for its repetitive (i.e. nonstop) hack and slash gameplay, Dynasty Warriors has managed to become a cornerstone in the gaming industry for nearly a decade and a half. With Toukiden, Omega Force aims to improve on the Dynasty Warriors gameplay by adding an new element of gameplay; monster collection.
Review: Toukiden: The Age of Demons (Sony Playstation Vita)
28 February 2014
Summary: : Toukiden: The Age of Demons is something of a “ Monster Hunter for people who hate Monster Hunter ” experience, as it simplifies the mechanics of the genre and tacks on some novelty and plot to give newcomers a helping hand and diehards fun toys to use, at the cost of some variety along the way.
Excerpt: Toukiden: The Age of Demons is a new action RPG available for the PSVita. When you first start up the game, you will have to create your character. You can really customize your character. You can choose from male or female first, then you’ve got 20 different hair styles, 20 voices, and a complete range of colors for hair color. Once you have set your character, you can still change their hair style in their home and you can choose whether or not to show their headgear.
Toukiden: The Age of Demons Review: Monster Hunter's Japanese myth-inspired cousin
26 February 2014
Excerpt: There was a time when Monster Hunter was king of. . .well, monster hunting. In the recent years, we've been treated with games like Gods Eater Burst , Lords of Arcana , and Ragnarok Odyssey. Even Soul Sacrifice offered a take on the monster hunting genre, and each game had its own unique twists. You can now add Toukiden to that list, and it just so happens to be one of the better examples of the genre.
Excerpt: Since Atlanta spent most of last week buried under a staggering two inches of snow and ice, I had plenty of time to get into Tecmo's Toukiden: Age of Demons. The game, the latest from the studio behind the Dynasty Warriors franchise and its spin-offs, is yet another attempt to fill the void left in the PlayStation Vita's lineup left by Monster Hunter's defection to Nintendo. Ragnarok Odyssey tried it and failed.
Conclusion: There’s nothing horribly wrong with Toukiden, but there’s nothing especially great about it either. It’s a well put-together, decently entertaining, and entirely unambitious demon-slaying action game with neither the depth and character of Monster Hunter nor the arresting, gruesome strangeness of Soul Sacrifice. There’s better than this available on the Vita.
Pros: Good, flexible combat, Some impressive demons
Cons: Generic storyline, Bland environments, Unchallenging